Straight to the Heart (Crystal Gayle album)

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Straight to the Heart
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 1986
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerJim Ed Norman
Crystal Gayle chronology
Nobody Wants to Be Alone
Straight to the Heart
A Crystal Christmas

Straight to the Heart is an album by the American country music singer Crystal Gayle. Released in August 1986, it peaked at #12 on the Billboard Country Albums chart.

Two singles from the album, "Cry" and "Straight to the Heart", both reached #1 on the Country Singles Chart in 1986 (the latter of which was Gayle's final #1 hit to date). Further hits were "Nobody Should Have To Love This Way" at #26, and "Only Love Can Save Me Now" at #11. Three songs ,”Deep Down”, “Lonely Girl” and “Cry” were performed on the daytime drama “Another World” in 1986. Crystal also played herself in the storyline involving a serial killer.

Track listing[edit]

1."Straight to the Heart"Graham Lyle, Terry Britten4:00
2."Cry"Churchill Kohlman4:18
3."Take This Heart"Peter Leinheiser3:05
4."A Little Bit Closer"Thom Schuyler, Pam Rose, Mary Ann Kennedy3:27
5."Do I Have to Say Goodbye?"Peter McCann, Jim McBride3:00
6."Deep Down"Gary Nicholson, Kevin Welch3:01
7."Crazy in the Heart"Bob Garfrerick, Billy Henderson3:05
8."Only Love Can Save Me Now"Bucky Jones, Chris Waters, Tom Shapiro3:24
9."Nobody Should Have to Love This Way"Tommy Rocco, Charlie Black, Rory Bourke4:12
10."Lonely Girl"Josh Leo3:47

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 12